The story of
family, friendship & food
On October 25th, Mark Murino handed the keys of iconic
Marino's Italian Restaurant on to me,
Christina Cunningham, a San Diego native and the owner of brand-new Sauced Pizzeria!
Originally opened by Sam Marino (the "1st" Marino family) in 1954, Mark Murino's family purchased the restaurant in 1977, and Mark took over in 2012 when his parents officially retired. Well, now it's Mark's time to "retire" into a new chapter of his life, and I am ecstatic to be the new owner taking the helm!
While celebrating the countless memories made at Marino's, I know these walls can hold so many more! I am eager to meet and host the long-time "Marino's regulars", while welcoming in an entire new generation of Pacific Beach residents.
Like Marino's, Sauced Pizzeria is also a family-run restaurant! When you hear my Executive Chef call me "Aunt Christina", he's for real, and Halle, your Sunday afternoon server, calls me "mom".
And now, we look forward to becoming part of your family. Let's break bread together.